Animal welfare charity PETA has joined forces with leading high street retailer Topshop to create a window display at Topshop’s flagship Oxford Street store highlighting the plight of exotic animals that are killed for their skins.
The display is underwritten by the line ‘Keep Wildlife Out of Your Wardrobe’ and also urges shoppers to visit PETA UK’s website to sign the pledge never to wear exotic skins or fur, items which Topshop staunchly refuses to sell.
“Topshop knows that the only place for exotic skins is on their original owners,” said PETA senior programme manager Yvonne Taylor.
“Through the years, Topshop has set the industry standard for promoting animal welfare, and its latest high-profile display at the heart of London's busiest shopping street will help save many snakes, alligators and other animal victims of the fashion industry from an excruciatingly painful death.”
This is the latest in a string of collaborations between the charity and the high street store, the window display runs from today (Friday 15 March) until Monday 18 March.